Friday 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween - Jen Burns

Happy Halloween, hope you have a spoooooky day
 and get lots of treats with NO horrible
 (funny ones are ok!) tricks tonight !   
In Australia we don't celebrate Halloween
like the rest of the world - "big and bold"
Some people do it and decorate etc but not a lot.
My Husband is Scottish and has always loved
 Halloween, great memories from his childhood
 I also love it and am taking my nephew out tonight
He love, love, loves superhero's so will be dressed as
either Batman, Superman or Iron Man
He is yet to decide !
SO I will have some more great photos to Scrapbook !
and Dusty Attic have an amazing range to choose from
This is a layout I did
(photo taken BEFORE my nose job - hehehe)
Gargoyles are a HUGE favourite of mine
and then I have also used the new Page Pebbles and small chain
Mini skeletons, Mini Pumpkins, Tree
Page Pebbles #14    Jack-O-Lanterns  Gargoyles
Bend and shape your chipboard to add dimension.
I love how the tip on the GLOSS is fine enough to add just
 a touch to what you want to highlight
Here are a few other items available for Halloween
You can get them straight from the website DUSTY ATTIC

Thanks for joining me today on the blog
Add your link to the sidebar "readers gallery" to show us your
Halloween layouts
Tomorrow is the beginning of the month
So.... there will be a brand new sketch challenge to enter as well
Jen Burns
 Jenny Burns

Thursday 30 October 2014

Beautiful Just the way you are - Tina Dalton

Good morning all, I am so very excited to learn that I get to stay on with Dusty Attic for another Design Team term, not only do I get to continue using the amazing products I also get to share this journey with some amazingly talented and lovely ladies :) 

I am in the middle of moving my scrapbook room so my scrapping has been minimal at the moment but I have created a few layouts to share with you all.

I created this layout using the large shutter window, minus the side shutters


I just love these shutters and like so many of the Dusty Attic pieces I have used these on more than one occasion.

I have also used the Dusty Attic  products listed 

Beautiful ( Just the way you are ) - quote
Leafy Scroll
Large Window with Shutters
Fancy letter box # 2

Tina Dalton

Tina Dalton

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Cherished - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today to share a layout I made as a gift for a friend, using a stock photo that can be replaced.  I complemented some beautiful Pion Design papers with three gorgeous pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard.  Lots of heavy distressing on this shabby-chic layout too.

The first piece of chipboard used was a corner flourish # 1. This is such an elegant flourish and you get 2 pieces per pack!  I simply painted it and then used some grey chalk ink on the edges.

The next chipboard piece is a birdcage #5... again you get 2 of these pretty cages per pack.  I used some white crackle paint and then lightly brushed it over with grey chalk ink to highlight the cracks.

Lastly, I used one of the words from the word pack #1. I inked the the title with grey chalk ink and then painted over it with Dusty in Colour Fine Silver paint.  This paint is so lustrous!

Thank for joining me on the blog today!

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Discover your talents - Tina Dalton - Sketch inspiration

Hi everyone, Tina with you today on the blog, you still have a few days to enter the sketch challenge, I really like the sketch at Dusty Attic this month, and was keen to create a layout inspired using it.

I decided to use the ATC frames as my centre piece and then create my layout around these, I love how you can add photos or patterned papers, quotes or anything really and the frames always look great, this was also good for me as I didnt really have a set of 3 photos to create with so I was able to create the effect of the sketch without 3 photos.

I really like the simplicity of this sketch, it allows you to create by leaving empty spaces or fill it in a bit depending on your style, I must admit I struggle with blank spaces and generally mange to sneak some kind of embellishment or something into my spaces :)


I hope you are playing along with these sketches, they are always so nice and the prizes are great, just add your link to the sidebar at the top right.

The products I have used are :
Word pack #3
Teeny Tiny ABC set
ATC frame #4
Elegant Swirl #3
Mini Birds #1
These are all available straight from the

Tina Dalton

Monday 27 October 2014

Delight - Vicky Alberto - Sketch challenge inspration

Hi, Vicky blogging today to share my Halloween themed layout for The Dusty Attic October Sketch Challenge.  Here are my 2 boys doing "snow angels" in their candy a few years ago, LOL.  As I was scrapping this picture my daughter begged me to take a picture of her this year doing the same - too cute!

Here is a close-up of the beautiful Large Number Panel (DA1050) and the script title from the Word Pack #4 (DA1077). On both of these pieces I swept some Navajo White Paint (DA0903), leaving some bare chipboard revealed. Next, I went over it all with some Vintage Gold Paint (DA0926), giving the white an antique finish and the bare chipboard some glimmer.

Here is the amazing layout inspiration this month - I just flipped the sketch.

Don't forget to enter your interpretation of the gorgeous layout this month for a chance to win a great chipboard prize package! Link your project to the top right side of the Dusty Attic Blog to enter!

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!

Friday 24 October 2014

Sweet Kiera - Gabrielle Pollacco

Hi all, Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout I made of one of my adorable little great-nieces.  I felt like doing a more feminine shabby-chic style page today so I used some papers from the newest Maja Design collection called 'A Gift For You' mixed in with bits and pieces of some of the other Maja Design collections.  And of course I accented with lots of my favorite Dusty Attic chippies!

One of my favourite scroll/flourish chippies is the Corner Flourish #1, which I used in the corner of the page design.  A way I often like to treat my chipboard pieces is to give it a coat or two of gesso, stamp some random script words on the piece, rub the edges with a bit of brown chalk ink (here I used Ingvild Bolme's 'Branch Bark' ink) and gave the whole thing a coat of crackle varnish.

I made the flowers on this page using a patterned paper in the Maja collection called 'A Gift For You'....I went with the scripty paper called 'Hope to See You Soon', it used both sides of this paper using a EK Success floral punch 'Retro Flower' in 2 medium and large size.  I partially inked the edges of the petals with a pink ink (Colorbox Dusty Rose) leaving some areas natural.  I then gave them all a light spritz of water and wrinkled the petals.  I added some stamen centers to complete the floral design.  As an extra accent around the photo I added one of the Dusty Attic Corset chippies and a piece of the Wrought Iron Fence chippies treated with a 3D bronze paint and a dab of Dusty Attic Oceana paint to give it a tarnished look.  I also added a small accent in the mini Lock & Keys (under the floral cluster).

Another favourite chipboard piece for me is the Zippers set, here I used it on the inside edge of the banner piece that I cut from a piece of  dotted paper from the Maja Design Vintage Spring collection.  I used a title chipboard piece from the Dusty Attic Word Packet #4, giving it a similar treatment that I gave the corner flourish.  The little butterflies were cut from 'Butterflies are Free' from Maja's 'Coffee In the Arbour' collection.

Dusty Attic Products used in this Project:
~ Lacing Tash (corset lacing)

I hope you enjoyed checking out my project for today.  Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday 23 October 2014

Pocket Book with Tags - Heather Jacob

Hi to all you Dusty Attic fans 
Heather J. with you today sharing a mini book I created loaded with beautiful Chippies, 
pockets, tags and more .
When I first began scrapbooking back in 2003 
the only thing I created were mini books and Tags.. NO Layouts .
Recently I have begun creating a few more minis .
They are such fun and I love to add pockets and Tags 

Pocket book with Tags.

Dusty Attic materials
Mini Chicken Wire :DA0177
Elegant swirl #2 :DA1098
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle
Varnish : DA 0900

Ornate corner #8

Back view of my pocket book .

thanks so much for popping by 
and looking at my work .
 now you can order chippies straight from the

Monday 20 October 2014

Garden Witches (and more!) - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,today I am here to share with you a few projects I did using Dusty Attic, I "LOVE" working with Dusty's Chippy's!!!!
The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
Brick Wall Panel
Brick Wall Panel (DA0316)
Lamp Post #4
Lamp Post #4 (DA0152)
Wrought Iron Fence border
Wrought Iron Fence Border (DA0176)
Hanging Sign #2
Hanging Sign #2 (DA0701)
mini Chicken Wire
mini Chicken Wire (DA0788)
Grass Cluster #1
Grass Cluster #1( DA0660)
mini Grass Clusters #2
mini grass clusters#2 (DA0867)
Ornate Crosses
Ornate Crosses (DA1083)
mini Ornate Gate #2
mini ornate gate #2 (DA0895)
Birdcage #5
Birdcage#5 (DA0678)
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3 (DA0766)
Web Flourish
Web Flourish (DA0758)
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Teeny Tiny ABC set (DA0983)
Other products used: 7 Dots Studio,Nature Walk,Prima & Petaloo Flowers
I was stuck, I did not like changing my photo to Septa,as I love the color in my garden!! The paper won out,I decided to work with the paper!!!But either way,this photo would have popped & worked...
Here are some closeups of detail....
I did not do much to the chipboard. I used on the lighter pieces snickerdoodle Smooch,& on the darker pieces I used black gold Tattered Angels,inking all the edges with a black ink pad.I glued black micro beads, into the chicken wire....

Shows Butterfly,liquid accents & black micro beads on the body.....
Every garden has BUGS,good bugs & bad bugs...
Chipboard Layers.....

Here is a softer LO I did. I made the headband,took the photo & used the headband in my LO....
The Dusty Attic used:
Image 1
Fancy Trim #2 (DA0446)
Leafy Flourish #2
Leafy Flourish #2 (DA0874)
Leafy Scroll
Leafy Scroll (DA0764)
Here are a couple Christmas Cards I made:They are from the Maja Design Collection,A Gift for You

The Dusty Attic used:
Decorative Scroll #1
Decorative Scroll #1 (DA0213)
Postage Stamps
Postage Stamps (DA0551)
The Dusty Attic used:
Christmas Banners
Christmas Banners (DA0769)
Thankyou so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle